October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Morgus: “Recollections of a Mad Scientist: Secrets and Methodology That Created an Icon” screening
For decades, the late actor Sid Noel Rideau (1929–2020) hosted local television broadcasts of horror movies in character as beloved mad scientist Morgus the Magnificent. On Wednesday, October 27, The Historic New Orleans Collection presents the first-ever re-airing of Rideau’s final performance, “Recollections of a Mad Scientist,” recorded live in 2019. The free virtual presentation will include reflections from Rideau’s family and colleagues plus live Q&A with the audience. Bring your memories to this special event.